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Worcester fire death toll grows to 4, building owner suspects arson

WORCESTER (CBS) – The bodies of two more victims were found during the search of a 6-family Worcester apartment building that caught fire on Saturday, bringing the death total to at least four people. Heavy fire broke out around 3:30 a.m. at the triple-decker on Gage Street. Firefighters initially said Saturday that two people died and three others were hurt during the fire. Investigators returned to the scene Monday and found a third victim around 8 a.m. Several hours later, a fourth victim was discovered. Federal investigators joined the locals at the scene Monday as the building’s owner openly suspected arson. Jim...
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Two more confirmed dead after Worcester fire

In total, officials have confirmed four people died. The death toll of the massive fire in Worcester that occurred on Saturday continues to climb. On Saturday, officials said two residents had died. Acting Fire Chief Martin Dyer said Monday that two additional victims were found in the wreckage on Gage Street, WCVB reported. K-9 units were used to recover one victim at 8 a.m., and another at 1 p.m.

You can now order a 3rd round of free at-home COVID tests from the post office

BOSTON (CBS) — Need more rapid COVID tests? Americans can now order a third round of testing kits from the post office. “Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order a 3rd round of free at-home tests,” the government’s website stated Monday. “Order yours today.” This time, orders will include eight rapid antigen COVID-19 tests, which is double the amount provided in previous rounds. They’ll come in two separate packages, shipped for free, each with their own tracking numbers. Click here to order your tests. COVID cases are on the rise in Massachusetts. In Hopkinton, town officials are urging people to mask up indoors again. The positivity rate for Massachusetts as of Monday was 8.48%.
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Crash Closes Part of I-395 South in Killingly

A crash has closed part of Interstate 395 south in Killingly on Tuesday morning. State Dept. of Transportation officials said the highway is closed between exits 37A and 32. Authorities have not said how many vehicles are involved in the crash or if anyone is injured. There is no estimate...

Man accused of stabbing Worcester bus driver in face held without bail

WORCESTER, MASS. (WHDH) - A man accused of stabbing a Worcester bus driver in the face last week was held without bail after appearing in Court Monday. Dashaun Stokes-SIms, 28, pleaded not guilty to several charges including assault with intent to murder. He will be back in court Friday for a dangerousness hearing.
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Four dead in four-alarm fire at multifamily home in Massachusetts

Four people have died in a blaze that ripped through a multifamily home in Worcester, Massachusetts, over the weekend that caused the roof to fall in and left the structure unstable. The four-alarm blaze was reported at 3:31 a.m. Saturday in the Bingham Square Apartments at 2 Gage Street, a...

Fire in Worcester triple-decker leaves 4 dead

WORCESTER, Mass. — A fire that broke out in a triple-decker in Worcester has claimed four lives. Mass Live reported that two more bodies were found in the burned-out house Monday, in addition to two victims found over the weekend. The fire broke out early Saturday morning. About 70...

4 Dead in Worcester Fire, Officials Say More Victims Could Be Found

The structural integrity of a multi-family home in Worcester continues to hamper investigation efforts after a massive blaze tore through the building early Saturday morning, claiming at least four lives. At first, officials reported that two people died and three were hurt, but two more bodies were found in the...

Massachusetts State Lottery winner: 3 $100,000 prizes won Monday; sold in Lowell, Salisbury and Great Barrington

The top lottery prizes in Massachusetts Monday were three $100,000 winners. One of the tickets was for the game “Massachusetts Millionaires’ Club” and it was sold at a Shell gas station in Great Barrington. Another $100,000 winning ticket was sold at Dicks Variety North in Salisbury. It was for the game Mass Cash. And the final $100,000 winning ticket was for the game “$15,000,000 Money Maker.” It was sold at King Liquors in Lowell.

2 more people found dead in Worcester home days after fire, raising death toll to 4

WORCESTER, Mass. — Two more people have died as a result of a fire at a Worcester apartment house, bringing the fire's death toll to four. Acting Fire Chief Martin Dyer announced Monday that K-9s from the Massachusetts State Police and Auburn Fire Department found the body of a third victim at 8 a.m. inside 2 Gage St., while the fourth victim's body was found at 1 p.m.

Newborn puppies abandoned in Massachusetts, left in box on side of the road

“On Friday night, May 13, 2022, between 8:00pm-9-00pm, six newborn puppies were left in a box on the side of Cedar Street in Hollison, Massachusetts. These puppies are now being cared for by animal control. The Holliston Police Department is seeking information related to these puppies, which are estimated to be less than one week old.

Stafford Gunman Headbutts Deputy During Arrest: Police

A 23-year-old gunman had charges piled on after officials say he shot and stabbed someone before attacking a sheriff's deputy over the weekend. Ryan Madden, of Spotsylvania, is accused of attacking a Stafford man on Saturday, May 14, the Stafford County Sheriff's Office said in a press release. The…

Remembering a Worcester music 'superfan'

Many knew him, but few remember how they met him. That was Jason Macierowski, a fixture of the Worcester music scene. “Everyone’s biggest cheerleader,” as Katie Tucker, a friend and former bandmate, said, who never seemed to see a band he didn’t like. Macierowski died in a household accident in early January, and it is a loss that has reverberated throughout the city’s music community.